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“Showdown at the Downs”

25.04.05 - Vinton, LA— Promoter Dana Pitcher and Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is announcing the line-up of bouts for their boxing show, “Showdown at the Downs,” on April 30 at Delta Downs Event Center in Vinton, Louisiana. The ten-round main event will feature heavyweight sensation Cisse “CC” Salif 14-3 (13 KO’s).. Cisse has built his impressive record against some tough opponents, while being avoided by many in the upper echelon of the division. Salif is scheduled to battle against the tough and crafty Dennis McKinney from Columbia, South Carolina.

The co-main event features light heavyweight knockout artist Zafarou “Jaffa” Ballagou 42-5 (37 KO’s) battles against rugged Thomas Reid of Jackson, Tennessee. Jaffa, who hails from Togo, is promoted by Don King . Ballogou, is a former WBC International Super Middleweight Champion. Of Jaffa’s 37 knockouts, 32 have come in the first two rounds. “Please get to the arena early and be seated, because my fight is not going 8 rounds,” he said.

A special attraction four round women’s bout features Lafayette’s Kasha “The Fighting Marine” Chamblin 4-0(3 KO’s) versus Kim Colbert 3-1(1 KO) of Southfield, MI. Chamblin went from a 17 year old former high school soccer standout to the U.S. Marines and was one of the first female Marine Combat Instructors; prior to becoming a professional boxer.
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Also featured Dallas welterweight knockout sensation Jesse “Joe” Laura 8-1(7 KO’s) who will face spoiler Chris Burford of Memphis, Tennessee and Donnell “Cadillac” Wiggins 21-5 (12 KO's) will square off against Charlie Ward of Jackson, TN.

Rounding out the show will be Lake Charles resident Yull Witherspoon 1-1 against Craig Trotter, who will be making his pro-debut. In another contest, welterweights Deron Day vs Dion Nash , both will be making
their pro-debut in a scheduled four rounder.

Article posted on 25.04.2005



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